I defeated Mayweather by two points, says Pacquiao, may run for Philippines presidency
Manny Pacquiao may not be bad loser, but the boxer has claimed that he won the record-breaking bout against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
“I reviewed the fight and kept score. I won by two points… But a decision has been made and we have to accept it,” he said.
While he has accepted his loss to Mayweather, Pacquiao, has set his sight on a far bigger prospect – the Philippines presidency. Having won a seat in the Philippine Congress twice, his dream of becoming his country’s president may not be a pipe dream after all.
Asked about his own presidential ambitions, Pacquiao said: “I am considering that. I am thinking about it.
“Our family has no other intention but to help our countrymen. We consider it an obligation.”
Pacquiao is not eligible to stand until he reaches the minimum age of 40, ruling him out of the next election in 2016, with 2022 likely to be his first opportunity.
But he said his wife’s worries over the enormous cost of higher political office — both to their bank accounts and to their family — was making him cautious.
“My wife said it’s difficult because we are losing time for our children,” Pacquiao said of his wife, Jinkee, with whom he has three sons and two daughters.
“We’ve also been spending millions out of our own pockets to help the poor. We can’t just shoo away people lined up at our door,” he said.
Pacquiao is on his second three-year term in the Philippines’ House of Representatives, represent